Ship of Heroes fires up a red-hot powerset

    
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Meanwhile, in the deep void of space, a fire has broken out on a starship. Jets of flame and a rain of red-hot meteors scour the deck, sending people running for safety. It’s OK, however, it’s just a superhero putting his powers to practice.

Ship of Heroes released a video today showing two interesting elements of the game, starting with the Fiery Blast powerset. It’s a pretty straight-forward pyro build, with lots of fireballs and flame buffs to satisfy even the most hardcore Human Torch fan. This is the first of eight powersets that the team has vowed to show off this year, and the devs stress that the animations and effects are not final.

The team also showed off its signature Justice Corp building, where Bat-person, Superdude, Amazing Woman, Ocean King, Bird Sidekick, Lightning McGuy, Verdant Lampshade, and Venusian Hitchhiker presumably meet to combat evil. On the rooftop is an area where players can test out their powers without worrying about pesky aliens dying or fighting back.

Ship of Heroes is hoping to start alpha testing by the end of the year. Take a trip to the Justice Corps HQ and roast a few marshmallows with the fire powerset after the break!

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Chris Riggs

I feel for all of the overweight basement dwellers negatively commenting about the ship concept. It is a means of unlimited expansion. I bet the majority of the haters jumped on the CoT kickstarter and paid thousands of dollars for all of that lore. Maybe in a couple years there will be comparable progress to SoH.

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Aaron Biegalski

I’m just saying, this project looks nowhere NEAR as bad as I was expecting. All the other CoX homage projects still look like junk, and this seems to be in a very functional state.

But damn that “ship of heros” idea is just dumb.

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dixa

Wake me up when we have thugs/rad masterminds….

…zzz….

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Does not check email

Look kid you’re perfect the way you are, just change everything.. specifically your name and that ship concept ….

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camren_rooke

I got to kinda agree. It really makes me think of Ship of Fools. While the concept seems odd, I think if they worked on a better name that would go along way.

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Souperdork

You guys have by far the best looking fighting and concepts that I have seen out of all the CoH indies. Keep up the great work!

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camren_rooke

All looks really good. You guys are doing great work. Keep at it!

I liked the stutter jump into the sky motion before flying but flying still looks a little stiff. Like you aren’t really in a 3d world just moving the z axis.

Is it even doable to give flying some gravity effects?

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Witches

Go look at anything with someone flying slowly and tell me it looks better than this, just look at superman landing in any movie when he does it slowly.

Flying with gravity requires speed, superheroes are defying the laws of gravity and looking stiff is the price to pay.